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Adorable 9 month old photos

9-month-old – Photo Session

Unsure of what kind of imagery you can expect from a 9-month-old Photoshoot?

You know that capturing your child in their first year of life is so important! Or you wouldn’t be here!  

Choosing the right photographer and organising a session with a youngster under one can be a daunting thought.  Lifework’s team are here to make it as easy as possible. Julie and Tracy are highly experienced, great with kids of all ages. Known for quality photos, service, and of course products. This means you know you’re in great hands and are going to get photos of your 9-month old that you will love.  This blog article is here to help you understand what type of imagery captures your 9-month-old at it’s best!

Your child is now doing things that they have never done before,  their personalities are really starting to shine…

Babies are keen to see what is going on around them and are starting to move in numerous ways, shuffling, crawling, commando….some are quite unique in their style of movement!   This age makes for a really fast and fun session!

9 months old is an adorable age to be photographed!


Your little 9 month old is now able to view the world in full colour, their ability to focus on objects further away is more obvious as they will follow a parent or sibling with their loving gaze!

Things like watching themselves in a mirror is likely to delight them at this age, their honest reactions to their own reflections are always amazing to watch and capture.



A child being able to sit up comfortably by themselves is something that can happen any time usually between 6 – 11 months of age, so don’t stress if your child is not yet at this stage, lots of angles are great at 9 months. Some children are pulling themselves up on furniture and are able to stand for a short while, every child’s development is different and that is normal.

Professional baby photography of a 9 month year old

If you have your heart set on mostly unassisted sitting shots, we do advise if your baby is not yet sitting up comfortable by themselves it may be best to wait a few extra weeks/months until that is possible. If your child is only in the first week of mastering sitting up or standing, they will be using a large amount of their concentration to balance and are not as relaxed as they could be.

Even when a child has been sitting/standing for sometime unassisted we always make sure we photograph in a safe environment with an assistant or parent close to the child at all times.


Photos 9 month old


Your 9-month-old is likely to be most comfortable in a warm pre-heated studio, by changing backdrops, props and outfits this can really change the feel within the photos.  Many of the props you have seen in these images are owned by Lifeworks Photography and are available during a Lifeworks Portrait Session.



If you have a few favourite outfits you would love your baby photographed in, this is a fantastic age to do this (keeping in mind they will not tolerate too many changes).  We still photograph many babies of this age nude, or perhaps with cute nappy covers on, you are welcome to bring any favourite items that you would like your baby to be photographed with being that a favourite teddy, toy etc.


Photos 9 month old


At Lifeworks Photography, we have some very special Watchmegrow® album options, this ensures you capture every stage of your child’s development. We encourage you to include the whole family in your portrait session as well.  Having up-to-date family portraits are important.  It may be that you want it to be a smaller aspect of a child’s session, we can add siblings into a few photos at the end of the shoot or the session could be designed more around capturing some really fun, interactive pictures of all the family with a few individuals of each child to finish up.


Photos 9 month old


Every photo session is unique and designed to cover exactly what you are wanting.


children outdoor photo shot


We believe children can be photographed at every age, as photographers we are limited only by your youngest child’s capabilities.  If you are wanting photographs of your child walking unassisted and bearing their own body weight completely, we advise you read our next blog on what to expect when photographing a child of 12 months old.  

We hope that this has been an informative blog about what to expect when having your 9 month old photographed. We would love to hear from you with any other questions you may have regarding a session with Lifeworks Photography. Lifeworks photography has been operating for over 25 years and is based in Melbourne, Australia to find out more about us and see more of our work, please visit our website

We look forward to chatting with you shortly,

Julie and Tracy xxx